Benefis Health System recently broke ground on its first continuing care retirement community, the Grandview at Benefis, in Great Falls, Mont.
The 42-acre campus, which will have 140 units, will cost about $67 million. Construction is due to start imminently, and is expected to be finished in 2014. Residents will consist of a range of seniors, from those who are active, to those who require assisted living or nursing care.
“This concept actually brings together independent living housing with the other parts of continuing care, assisted living, and a new concept in skilled nursing. We call it skilled nursing cottages,” says Frank Soltys, director of Benefis Senior Services.
The campus will include 15 houses, 77 independent living apartments, and 48 assisted living apartments. Half of the houses and a third of the independent living apartments have already been claimed with deposits by interested future residents.
Written by Alyssa Gerace